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Del Frisco's

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Del Frisco's is a nationwide collection of steakhouses that draws its inspriation from the distinctive personalities, character and architectural design of the cities they inhabit.  For example, the Philadelphia location is in the old First Pennsylavnia Bank building, and contains a three-story wine tower looming over the main bar.  With multiple levels and the spectacular archetectural design of an old bank, the restaurant truly is inspring.  And while their focus is mostly on steak, they do have some seafood on offer as well, with one particular appetizer catching our eye.  Follow along as we continue this culinary adventure!

The crab cake is only available as an appetizer, and comes served with a Cajun lobster sauce.  Not much description other than that on the menu, but you certainly won't be disappointed with what you are served.

While it is billed as a crab cake, one could argue that this is simply a pile of crab, helded together by sheer will, and a mixture of red peppers, corn and onions.  There is actually some mayonnaise in there to act as a binder, but not much.  The result is simply quality.  Jumbo lumps of crab with hardly any broken pieces or shreds.  Beautiful crab flavor that is perfectly sweet.  A sauce that accentuates the crab to create this spectacular form of spicy crabby goodness.  The sauce can get a bit overpowering, so our recommendation is to save some on the side so you can roll around in it later.

The cake is quite large, and when ordered along with a side, could easily count as a regular entree.  But don't get us wrong -- the steaks are quite tasty as well.  And the lobster mac and cheese is pretty rockin', too!

Have you experienced Del Frisco's Crab Cake appetizer?  Tell us about it in the comments! 

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Additional Info

  • Restaurant Name: Del Frisco's
  • Address: 1426 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19102
  • Neighborhood: Center City
  • Restaurant Type: National Chain
  • Review Date: 11/12/2011 9:58pm
  • Atmosphere: Busy with a wait
  • Item(s) Ordered: Crab Cake Appetizer
  • Cooking Style: Broiled
  • Other Styles Available: No
  • Price: 18.00
  • Order Type: Appetizer
  • Crab Content: Jumbo Lump
  • Filler: Minimal
  • Spice: Average
  • Overall Impression: Outstanding
  • Rating (out of 5 crabs):


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